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Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe September 27, 2016 17:17

Quinoa is a wonder grain that keeps you full and satisfied like rice but is healthier. This meal is rich in fiber and helps to avoid unwanted cravings especially if you are on a diet.Prep-Time- 30 min Serving- 2 Ingredients 2 cups quinoa (boiled and strained)  2 onion (thinly sliced)1 tomato  (chopped)3 green chili (slit open)1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste1/4 cup mint leaves  (chopped)1/4 cup coriander leaves/Cilantro (chopped)1/2 cup fresh yogurt/curd (beaten)1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt to taste To Marinate: 250 gms chicken (cut into pieces)1/4 tsp garam masala powder 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 Tbsp yogurt/curd 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp salt To Temper: 3 Tbsp oil 4 clove 2" stick cinnamon 1 bay leaf (small)3 Cardamom Method 1. Wash the chicken and drain the excess water. Marinate it with the ingredients and cover it, keep aside for at least 30 minutes.2. Heat oil in a skillet or a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one then add onion, green chilli, mint leaves, cilantro, sprinkle little salt and saute for 1-2 minutes.3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.4. After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.5. Now add the marinated chicken, chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes more.6. Cover and cook it for 6-7 minutes or till the chicken gets 3/4th cooked.7. Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 or 3 cups of water, enough salt and allow it to boil.8. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and cook for 3 more minutes.9. Layer with quinoa, toss and enjoy.10. Eat with raita and a generous squeeze of lime. Also Read: Paneer Paratha RecipeBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Rajamouli Completes 15 Years in the Industry September 27, 2016 16:35

On this day in 2001, a young filmmaker named SS Rajamouli quit TV serials and made his directorial debut with NTR's Student No. 1. The film went on to become a blockbuster and Rajamouli followed it up with yet another monstrous hit in the form of Simhadri.These two back-to-back blockbusters made SS Rajamouli a synonym for success and hardwork in Tollywood. Known for his unrelenting perfection and passion, Rajamouli has been given the title Jakkanna by his close friends and actors in his first two films, Rajeev Kanakala and NTR.Rajamouli continued to conquer Tollywood box-office with a series of hit movies like Sye, Chatrapathi and Yamadonga etc. But it was with Magadheera in 2009 that Rajamouli made himself a man who will take Tollywood to the next level.Making everyone's expectations true, Rajamouli stunned the country with Eega and scripted a golden chapter in Tollywood's history with the all-time third highest grossing Indian movie, Baahubali The Beginning. Jakkanna was honoured with the 4th highest civilian award, Padma Shri this year.While his fans are busy celebrating Rajamouli's 15 blockbuster years in Tollywood, the man himself is busy chiseling his yet another epic marvel, ‘Baahubali the Conclusion’, for which the entire country is awaiting with limitless excitement. Also Read: Rajamouli opens up on Hollywood entryBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Release 6,000 cusecs Cauvery water to TN: SC to Karnataka September 27, 2016 16:27

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Karnataka government to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for three days despite assembly resolution.“Make sure your client obeys order,” Supreme Court told Karnataka counsel.SC also asked Attorney General to facilitate meeting between executive heads of 2 states and the Centre to resolve Cauvery impasse. “We are under a federal structure, every state must comply with co-operative federalism,” said SC.Karnataka had said in its plea “its reservoirs are dry and it can only release water to Tamil Nadu by the end of this year. Tamil Nadu had alleged that its neighbour should not be heard till it complied with directives of the Supreme Court and the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT).”Tamil Nadu was unhappy with the apex court order said, "The state of Karnataka is acting as judge in its own cause and refusing to comply with the orders passed by this court by consciously failing to ensure the release inspite of the matter being sub-judice before this court.""The present is a case where the instrumentalities of the state in utter defiance to the constitutional mandate have failed to honour and obey the order passed by this court.”"It is reiterated that the State of Karnataka and its instrumentalities are bound to obey the order and the failure to do the same, amounts to recurring contempt of this court's order dated September 20 and the earlier orders," the Tamil Nadu plea said.The petition came three days after Karnataka's legislature passed a resolution saying the river will be used only for meeting the drinking water needs of villages and towns in the Cauvery Basin and Bengaluru.The resolutions, however, did not mention the top court's order directing the state to release 6,000 cusecs every day of water to Tamil Nadu till September 27.BY M. DIVYA SRI

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10 Rich Foods to Increase Oxygen in Your Blood September 27, 2016 16:05

Are you planning to start a diet to get more oxygen in your blood? Then you need to make sure that about 80 percent of your meals consist of alkaline foods, which help increase the oxygen levels in your blood.On that note, here are the foods that you need to include in your diet:1. Avocadoes, Berries, Ripe Bananas, Carrots, Currants, Celery, Garlic, DatesThese foods have high antioxidant content, and they are beneficial to health. Their pH value is 8. Dates, berries, and garlic have properties that help in regulating blood pressure.2. Alfalfa Sprouts, Sweet Apples, ApricotsThese are fiber-rich foods that have a pH value of 8 and are easy to digest as well. They also contain loads of enzymes that help maintain your body’s hormonal balance. You definitely need these foods if you want to increase blood oxygen levels.3. Sweet Grapes and Pears, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Raisins, Vegetable JuicesThese foods have a pH value of 8.5 and are rich in vitamins A, B and C as well as antioxidants. The foods in this group regulate the blood, which in turn helps in lowering blood pressure and decreases the risk of heart disease. Vegetable juices are important for cellular detoxification as they are rich in iron.4. Fruit Juices, Kiwis, ChicoryThis group of foods has a pH value of 8.5. These foods are rich in flavonoids, which is a chemical compound found in natural foods with antioxidants (2). They contain natural sugar that does not form acidic compounds when food is digested. In fact, they have properties that promote alkaline-formation and provide more energy for the body.5. Asparagus, Seaweed, WatercressWith a pH value of 8.5, this group has foods that reduce the acid levels in the body. For instance, watercress is rich in calcium and iron and asparagus has high levels of asparagines, which is an amino acid that is beneficial for the nervous system.6. Mango, Limes, Melons, Parsley, PapayaThe foods in this group have a pH value of 8.5, and work best as kidney cleansers. Papaya helps in cleansing the colon and regulates bowel movement. When eaten raw, parsley helps immensely in eliminating harmful substances from the intestines and acts as a diuretic, cleaning the kidneys. Mangoes, lemons, and melons are rich in vitamins and form alkaline during digestion.7. Capsicum, CantaloupeThe foods in this group have a pH value of 8.5. They are rich in enzymes that are necessary for the endocrine system. Capsicum has a high content of Vitamin A, which is important in combating free radicals that cause illnesses and stress (3). It also contains antibacterial properties. Cantaloupes are high-fiber fruits and are low in sugar.8. Organic Gelatin or Agar AgarThis is a natural substitute for gelatin that is made from seaweeds. It is high in calcium and iron. It also has a very high content of dietary fiber and is easily digested by the body. It is definitely one of the best foods that increase oxygen in the body.9. WatermelonThis fruit is highly alkaline with a pH value of 9. Due to its high water and fiber content, it acts as a mild diuretic (4). It is also a very rich source of lycopene, beta-carotene, and Vitamin C. This delicious fruit is one of the best energy and life-supporting foods out there, and you can make the most of its goodness by using it as part of your colon cleanse and week-long fast.10. LemonsThis is the top oxygen-rich food. Though they are acidic outside the body, they turn alkaline within the body. Lemon has electrolytic properties that make it an excellent alkalizing food. It is a quick and powerful reliever from cough, cold, flu, hyperacidity, heartburn and other ailments related to viruses. It is also one of the best tonics for the liver as it helps in cleansing and energizing this vital organ. Also Read: 10 Home Remedies to Remove Frown LinesBY M. DIVYA SRI

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‘My Son Anmol, has Brought Good Luck’: Anil Ambani September 27, 2016 15:55

Reliance Capital's board, Chairman Anil Ambani introduced his son Anmol as a new director of Reliance on Tuesday. Ambani said “he has brought "tremendous luck" with a 40 per cent surge in share price since his induction and hoped that the 'Anmol Effect' will continue further.”Ambani thanked all the shareholders at the company's Annual General Meeting for their "vote of confidence" in 24-year-old Anmol's appointment as an Executive Director. He said “my son is part of this younger demography and will relate to the future customers, shareholders, employees as well as the other stakeholders of Reliance Capital".Noting that half of India's population is under the age of 30 years, he said “the average age of Reliance Capital employees is 34 years. “"Anmol has brought tremendous luck as the stock price rose by 40 per cent since his induction in the board and has added to the value creation for our shareholders. I hope and I am confident that the 'Anmol Effect' will continue, based on the improved performance, growth and teamwork," the Chairman said.Anmol, has pursued his graduation from Warwick Business School in the UK, and later joined the board of Reliance Capital as an additional director a little over one month ago on August 23 after two years of training at the company.Reliance Capital stock was trading 1 per cent higher today at Rs 575 apiece, marking a significant surge from near Rs 467 each before Anmol was appointed to the board. The sharp rally in the past one month has helped the stock soar by a huge 70 per cent in the past one year, which is much higher than the rise in the benchmark market indices.His appointment as a full-time executive director was put to vote for approval by the shareholders at the AGM on Tuesday. "I hope Anmol will receive your support and blessings, along with my father's and my mother's. He is beneficiary of an extremely loving and value-based upbringing by his mother, Tina Ambani," Ambani said on his elder son's induction.Anmol has been working in various financial services businesses within Reliance Capital since 2014.  Besides the chairman, Anmol is the only other family member to have joined the board of the financial services arm of the Reliance Group.He has been actively involved in internal business reviews across companies and has also been part of interactions with Nippon Life for increasing stake in Reliance Life Insurance and Reliance Capital Asset Management in the last two years.With revenue of over Rs 4,000 crore, Reliance Capital has various verticals dealing in life insurance, commercial finance, securities, general finance and mutual funds. Also Read: Reliance Jio Chat App allegedly sending data to Chinese IPBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Tamannaah Talks about her Upcoming Horror Flick September 27, 2016 15:46

Tamannaah’s Abhinetri, a horror comedy, which is releasing in three languages Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, has her playing dual roles as Devi and Ruby. “This is not a completely horror film, but it’s an entertainment. There is a ghost in the film, but it does not scare anyone,” affirms Tamannah.The actress says that this is the last time that she is doing a tri-lingual film since it is tough to work in such films. “Doing a tri-lingual film is not easy. It is very strenuous. Initially, it was planned to be made in Tamil and Hindi only, but I suggested making a Telugu version as I have a market here as well,” says Tamannaah.“I feel as though I have acted in three films, but in reality, we completed the film in a single film schedule. The three languages are so different and the lip sync too is completely different. After doing a scene for Telugu, I had to do it in Tamil and Hindi separately. I was exhausted doing the same scene three times in three different ways,” confesses the actress.The actress has also done a special song in an upcoming film Jaguar. When asked about it, she says, “We have already finished the shooting. I think people enjoy my dance numbers. I still don’t understand why, in the South, people think negatively about a top actress appearing in a special song. There is no such problem in Hindi films - Deepika, Katrina and Kareena often do item numbers.The problem is only in the South and I want to break it. When a song is choreographed in a dignified manner, why can’t we do it?” she asks. Incidentally, the teasers of her dance in Abhinetri have already left people spellbound. She adds that actresses of her stature, like Shruti and Kajal, are also doing special numbers and it adds a glamour quotient to the film. “The audience wants to see us in special songs,” she adds. When asked if she was paid a high fee for it, she quickly retorts, “I always charge a high fee.”The actress has a few projects lined up both in Tamil and Telugu. “I have to finish the climax scenes of Baahubali,” she says. When asked about Kattappa killing Baahubali, she says, “I was not there at that time. I don’t think anyone was there while it was being shot. I think Rajamouli completed the scene when he did the first part itself and no one knew the story.” Also Read: Sushant Singh & Dhoni Enjoy Roadside Filter CoffeeBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Pawan Kalyan Writes Down 'Dos and Donts' for his Fans September 27, 2016 14:55

Power Star Pawan Kalyan enjoys huge fan following. Currently he is busy shooting for his upcoming entertainer Katamarayudu under the direction of Dolly of Gopala Gopala fame. Pawan Kalyan is busy now a day's penning a book named  'Nenu - Manam - Janam'. Book comes with a tagline  'Marpu Kosam Yuddham - Jana Sena Alochana Vidhanam'.He is also devising strategies to strengthen his political party Jana Sena before the 2019 general elections. In the meantime Pawan is penning down 'dos and donts' for his fans. It is known that Pawan worked hard at a gym in Bengaluru to get into shape for his role in the film. Pawan jotted down some points for his fans in a note book with his own handwriting. A fan shared it on social media and it is going viral. Some of the points he jotted down are: i) Do anything but should be in your control, but never create problems for others.ii) 1 Year Goal - Eradicate Attack Shops with the support of family and those who have experience in leading movements. Decisions should be collective opinion of like-minded people.Wonder how many of his fans will follow his preaching's. Also Read: Is Ram Charan Part of M S Dhoni Movie?BY M. DIVYA SRI

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Google Launches YouTube Go, a New Offline App September 27, 2016 14:47

As a part of its Google for India announcements, Google on Tuesday launched a new YouTube app built from the ground up for India, called YouTube Go. The app will slowly roll out, but people can sign up to be notified when YouTube Go launches. According to the YouTube blog, Youtube Go has been built to be offline-first, and to focus on minimising data costs.The app has some interesting new features, such as showing you a preview and the size of a video in MB before you start to play, allowing you to save videos, and to share videos with others even without Internet access. The preview shows you thumbnails from different points in the video so you have an idea of what it is even before you've started to play the video, and showing the size beforehand provides transparency about data usage, whether you're saving or streaming the video.Perhaps the most interesting new feature is sharing though if someone else has the app as well, you can share downloaded YouTube Go videos via Bluetooth, entirely offline.According to YouTube, the recommendations are also being fine-tuned, to take into account your specific location, so that you'll see more suggestions based not just on your country, but on what people in your own locality are viewing.In 2014 YouTube had launched offline mode that allows users to download videos to watch when there was no connectivity, and then in the start of this year, it launched Smart offline which lets users schedule the downloads at night, when operators charge less for data.According to YouTube, these changes reduce the amount of money people have to spend on data, but it was not enough. Building a new app from the ground up has led to an app that's smarter and faster, the company says. The new app will be rolled out in the next couple of months. Also Read: Micromax has Launched Canvas 5 Lite Smartphone at Rs 6,499BY M. DIVYA SRI

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PM Modi Unveils Variety Turmeric in Delhi September 27, 2016 14:41

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a variety of turmeric named Pitambar, which gives better yield and has more percentage of commercially viable curcumin in Delhi on Monday. During the platinum jubilee celebrations of Council of Scientific and Industry Research (CSIR) Modi launched the tumeri. Around 200 farmers from the two Telugu states attended the programme through video conferencing at IICT, Tarnaka.With Telangana being one of the largest producers of turmeric, farmers are willing to adopt the variety, said C Parthasarathi, principal secretary of Agriculture Marketing and Co-Operation department. The seed variety would be handed over to farmers next year. After launch of the variety, two farmers from Andhra Pradesh who interacted with PM Modi through video conference, said they would adopt the variety.“The pharmaceutical importance of turmeric is due to its curcuminoids which are credited with anti-inflammatory, hypo-cholesterolemic, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties,” a note said. Since curcumin is the main molecule for the increasing demand of turmeric, several varieties of turmeric with increased curcumin content and rhizome biomass have been developed. While curcumin content in these varieties ranges from three to nine per cent, in the Pitambar variety, the percentage is around 12.5 per cent. Turmeric with high content of the chemical is preferred by European nations and North America.“Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), a CSIR institute, did research for eight years to come out with the new variety. India produces 80 per cent of turmeric in the world. In the country, out of 4.5 lakh hectares where turmeric is cultivated, 1.30 lakh hectares is in Telangana,” Parthasarathi said after the PM launched the Pitambar variety. He said “other varieties take around nine months for harvesting while Pitambar takes 180 to 190 days. Private industries which process turmeric will sell products at Spice Park in Nizamabad. After processing the products, export and sale value will be more if curcumin content is more. To establish a relationship between the Spice Park and produce, improved varieties from Tamil Nadu have been brought. If Pitambar variety is brought and 12 per cent curcumin containing turmeric is produced, the park will have a good future.” Also Read: Narendra Modi Lauds Pullela GopichandBY M. DIVYA SRI

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50Crs. Ad deal for P.V. Sindhu - a golden offer September 27, 2016 12:26

P V Sindhu, Olympic silver medalist continues to enjoy her victory. Recently Sindhu signed a three-year deal with sports management company Baseline. The deal is estimated worth up to Rs 50 crore.Baseline is a full-service sports marketing, entertainment and brand licensing firm with multiple branches - Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Los Angeles and Singapore.Tuhin Mishra, the managing director and co-founder of Baseline, told TOI “this is the best deal signed by an Indian shuttler. Her soaring popularity has attracted the attention of so many companies. In the next three years, we will work to maximise her value. Even after achieving stupendous success, her humility and the value she brings to women power is remarkable.” Mishra, who was to be in Rio to witness Sindhu’s match, couldn’t make it as he has other commitments. But he’s sure of the bond with his client, and in fact he spoke with Sindhu after yesterday’s win.Baseline will now manage Sindhu's brand profiling, licensing, endorsements etc. While 16 companies are said to be keen on Sindhu endorsing their products, Mishra said “she is in the final stages of signing with nine. Ever since Sindhu returned from the Olympics, so many people have been approaching her. In the last few days we've had intense discussion on whom to endorse. So far we have finalised nine companies. Maybe by the end of next week we will be signing with them. As for the rest, we are yet to take a decision.” He added that “a wide range of companies have approached them. We have finalised deals with financial institutions, women-centric brands etc. At this stage I cannot disclose the complete details.”Like her coach Pullela Gopichand, who had refused to endorse Cola brands, Sindhu will also not endorse products which have an adverse influence on youth. "Another important aspect is that she will allocate very limited time for commercials. Her practice time will not be affected," Mishra said.Mishra said “under the deal, Sindhu will receive a certain amount of guarantee money upfront every year while the rest will depend on her endorsements.”Asked to specify exactly how much Sindhu would earn, he said "I can't give a figure now but given the response that we are getting and the sponsors we have on board, Sindhu's will be the best deal that a non-cricket star can get."Even though Mishra doesn’t reveal what a sportsperson like Sindhu earns from a sponsor citing confidentiality clauses in the contract, industry sources estimate it is in the region of Rs 50 lakh to 1.5 crore and that will increase as our sportspersons do well, thereby increasing viewer and spectator interest. Also Read: Dev Gouda Presents Rs.10 Lakhs to PV Sindhu at 'Jaguar' Audio Launch BY M. DIVYA SRI

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